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  • 23rd December 2011

    Trans personality Karen Gayle in this year’s Alternative Christmas Message 8

    Karen was seen on this year's My Transsexual Summer

    12:26 PM — Channel 4's annual Alternative Christmas Message will this year feature Karen Gayle, one of the stars of its popular documentary, My Transsexual Summer. The broadcaster will air two Alternative Christmas Messages, given by contributors to what it called "some of 2011's most powerful and celebratory factual programming".

  • 9th December 2011

    Plans for London 2012 Olympics Pride House London to be unveiled tonight 23

    >Last year, the organising committee of the London 2012 Olympic Games began to sell special pin badges aimed at LGBT people

    4:29 PM — Tonight sees the unveiling of Pride House London, a week long festival run to coincide with the London 2012 Olympic Games. At an event tonight, held at London’s City Hall, details for the festival which will include live music, entertainment, LGBT art, sports and tournaments will be revealed.

  • 10th February 2011

    Former newsreader Michael Buerk: ‘Don’t recruit presenters to fill lesbian or Asian quotas’ 50

    Michael Buerk criticised positive discrimination

    11:01 AM — Former BBC newsreader Michael Buerk says presenters should not be hired just because they tick the right diversity boxes. He was speaking on ITV1's Tonight programme for a discussion on ageism at the BBC.

  • 13th January 2011

    Public bodies asked to find out about gay and trans staff 17

    Public bodies won't be forced to ask staff if they are gay (Photo: Jyri)

    2:05 PM — Large public employers are being encouraged to find out how represented lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people are in their organisations. As part of the Equality Act, all public bodies will be required to publish information about the diversity of their staff from April but the government will not set diversity targets.

  • 10th November 2010

    BBC to ask viewers what they think of its diversity work 9

    The BBC will ask viewers and staff what they think of its diversity strategy

    2:16 PM — The BBC is to ask its staff and viewers how they feel about its 'Diversity Strategy'. It will ask participants whether they agree that the corporation should make programmes that "reflect modern Britain" and whether efforts should be made to ensure that staff are from certain places and backgrounds.

  • 26th October 2010

    London school claims to have eradicated anti-gay bullying 23

    Stoke Newington school says it has virtually eliminated homophobic bullying

    11:36 AM — A school in north London says it has virtually eradicated anti-gay bullying by teaching pupils about gay history. Stoke Newington secondary school was one of the first schools to adopt LGBT History Month five years ago.

  • 24th February 2010

    Call for more gay, female and ethnic minority judges 20

    The report said the judiciary should be more diverse

    5:33 PM — A government review has said that more should be done to attract diverse candidates to the judiciary. According to the Advisory Panel on Judicial Diversity, women, gay people, ethnic minorities and disabled people should receive preferential treatment over other candidates at the end of the selection process.

  • 13th January 2010

    IBM rated most gay-friendly employer for the second time 38

    Stonewall's annual Top 100 employers list came out today

    10:08 AM — IT company IBM has been rated the most gay-friendly company to work for by gay rights organisation Stonewall. The firm was rated best employer in the charity's annual Top 100 Employers List.

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